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Tall Tale From Times Square: Vista Spyder Crawls Walgreens’ Wall

WalgreensA lofty 15 feet off the ground and 340 feet into the air, in luminous Times Square, the Walgreens company proudly makes its mark with a new multi-media display that will be seen by an estimated 1.6 million passers-by every day.

To process and distribute the massive amount of data necessary to feed the supersign, digital display engineering and manufacturing company D3 LED – the company that engineered and manufactured the spectacular – has chosen Vista Systems’ Spyder.

Elevated in the New York skyline, the display draws attention to Walgreens’ new three-level emporium located in the ground floor retail space of One Times Square, home to the famed New Year’s Eve Ball drop. more

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THE WHITE SPACE RULING: CHICKEN LITTLE CAN TAKE A DEEP SIGH OF RELIEF

joe_ciaudelli_new.JPGOLD LYME, CONNECTICUT – NOVEMBER 2008: Following the recent ruling by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regarding proposed “white space” consumer devices, Sennheiser is taking steps to assure users of wireless audio products that the sky will not fall after February 17th (the deadline for the digital TV conversion). The anticipation of these changes has caused a great deal of anxiety for many customers. However, not only have a variety of safeguards been put in place by the FCC ruling to help prevent interference between the unlicensed consumer devices and RF wireless microphones, but Sennheiser is launching enhanced customer service and support programs. As a first level, Sennheiser is offering a free initial consultation service via phone to answer questions from users or dealers and to address each individual situation. Anyone wishing to receive a call from an RF specialist regarding the operation of any wireless mic or monitoring equipment after February 17, 2009 may sign-up on the company’s dedicated website www.sennheiserusa.com/spectrumreallocation. Higher level services will include on-site spectrum analysis, frequency coordination, as well as service contracts. more

Attic Home Theater

lht32d180.jpgThe following information is courtesy of the 2007 CEDIA Electronic Lifestyles Designers’ Choice Awards. For more information on how to become a member of CEDIA, or information on its awards program please visit www.cedia.org or call (800) 669-5329.

2007 CEDIA Electronic Lifestyles Awards Entry:
Best Large Home Theater, Level VI: $550,000 – $815,000
The theater was to be installed in the attic space directly over the master bedroom. The homeowner contractually required the noise floor in the master bedroom not increase more than 6dB (NC) with the theater playing at reference volume. more

SENNHEISER’S EVOLUTION WIRELESS SYSTEMS THE CHOICE FOR ATLANTA’S 12 STONE CHURCH CAMPUS

exterior.JPGATLANTA, GEORGIA – NOVEMBER 2008: Greater Atlanta’s 12Stone Church recently expanded their Lawrenceville campus with a new state-of-the-art, 2,600-seat worship center, a 600-seat high school worship center, a 300-seat middle school worship center, and two additional 150-seat worship centers for grade-schoolers and pre-schoolers. The stadium-style main auditorium features a thrust stage with seating that bends an astounding 220-degrees to accentuate 12Stone’s engaging services. In addition to expanding their facilities, 12Stone expanded their already impressive array of Sennheiser gear and now boast twenty-five wireless microphone and eighteen wireless personal monitoring channels. more

Intelix Releases 4×4 HDMI 1.3 Matrix with Twisted Pair Extension Capability

Intelix DIGI-HDMI-4X4 MatrixMiddleton, WI- Intelix LLC, U.S. manufacturer of audio/video equipment and software, recently debuted the DIGI-HDMI-4X4, a true matrix switcher which routes four high-definition sources to four high-definition destinations.

The Intelix DIGI-HDMI-4X4 combines professional-grade performance with comprehensive control options, providing an easy-to-use, flexible, and powerful solution for demanding audio/video distribution applications. more

grandMA Closes The Campaign … Cheers At Obama Victory Speech ’08!

ObamaThe votes are in, and Chicago’s Grant Park will never be the same. Barack Obama’s riveting 2008 victory speech rang through crowds, as MA Lighting’s grandMA consoles (supplied by overall Lighting Contractor – Christie Lites) took front row. A.C.T Lighting is the exclusive distributor of the grandMA in North America.

States lighting designer Bob Peterson: “The Obama campaign provided the statement for the directive, which was to elegantly transfer from the exuberance of the campaign to the seriousness of the presidency. What that meant to me,” he explains, “was to deem victory night a serious and strong historical evening.” more

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Scharff Weisberg Supports Colorful National Design Awards Gala At The Cooper-Hewitt Museum

CooperScharff Weisberg worked closely with the Cooper-Hewitt Museum to bring colorful, innovative scenic elements from David Stark Design & Production to life with audio, lighting and video support for the 2008 National Design Awards gala on October 23. The glittering evening, which took place in a tent connected to the museum, numbered New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg, Dennis Hopper, Lauren Zalaznick and Martha Stewart among its guests. more

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TODAY’S PANASONIC PLASMA TV’S MIGHT OUTLAST OWNERS

PANASONIC 11 SERIES AND 103-INCH PLASMAS RATED TO LAST UP TO 100,000 VIEWING HOURS UNTIL HALF BRIGHTNESS

Could Take Almost 23 Years to Reach Half-Brightness Based on Standard Commercial Usage

Secaucus, NJ, November 19, 2008 – Panasonic Professional Display Company (PPDC), a unit of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the industry leader in professional Plasma displays, announced that its 11 Series line of 720 and 1080p Plasmas, as well as its industry leading-sized 103-inch Plasma HDTV, have been rated to last 100,000 hours before reaching half their original brightness. This means, based on 12 hours of constant viewing in a business or commercial establishment, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, the 11 Series models and 103-inch Plasma could, on average, take almost 23 years (22.8 years exactly) to reach half of their original brightness level. more

Intelix Releases 1×4 VGA, Stereo Audio, and IR/RS232 over Twisted Pair Distribution System

DIGI-VGASD-T4R Balun SetMiddleton, WI- Intelix LLC, U.S. manufacturer of audio/video equipment and software, recently announced the release of the DIGI-VGASD-T4R, a professional-grade active balun set which distributes a single VGA video and stereo audio source to four remote destinations via a single twisted pair cable. In addition, the system also extends RS232 and IR control signals over the same structured cable, thereby consolidating multiple bulky cable runs. more

LATIN AMERICAN IDOL IS A WIRELESS WINNER

Latin American Idol Group Shot South of the Equator, Shure Triumphs in the Battle for Bandwidth

BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA, November 18, 2008 — Similar to American Idol, the hit U.S. show, Latin American Idol is a reality television show that enjoys a huge following. Just like its U.S. counterpart on many other levels, the program provides contestants with an opportunity to achieve superstardom, showcases celebrity guests, and uses the judge’s stand as a pulpit for lively and spirited discourse that sometimes extends into the audience as well. more

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